Valerian Root Essential Oil
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Valerian Root Essential Oil

Product name: Valerian root oil
Alias:baldrianoel;Valerian root extract
CAS NO.: 8008-88-6
Molecular formula: C15H26O
Molecular weight: 222.36634
Appearance: yellowish to brownish liquid
Aroma:wood incense, cream incense, musk like special aroma

Valerian root essential oil description

Valerian root oil is obtained from the roots and rhizomes of Valeriana officinalis, a patriniaceae plant, by steam distillation. It has a sedative effect on the nervous system.

Valerian root essential oil function and application

1. Chinese GB 2760-96 stipulates that it is allowed to use edible spices. Valerian root oil is mainly used to prepare essence such as beer (used with hops), cider, etc.

2. Valerian root oil is used to prepare essence for tobacco, food and wine. Sometimes a small amount is also used in cosmetics essence.

Valerian root essential oil chemical properties

Green to brown liquid with woody, ointment and musk-like special aroma. The relative density (d15) is 0.953-0.990, the refractive index (nD20) is 1.4861-1.5021, the acid value is about 5.0, and the ester value is about 130. 1ml sample can be dissolved in 0.5 ~ 1.5ml, 90% ethanol. Both carminative, exciting, antispasmodic effect.

Valerian root essential oil production method

It is obtained by steam distillation from the root and rhizome of Valeriana officinalis. The yield is 0.2% to 0.6%. In Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou and other places in China, the same plant, V. jatamansi, can also extract oil, called "horseshoe oil", with similar properties.